Posted on May 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There is at least one situation in which you should not judge a book by its cover … and that is the example of a classic that has entered the public domain.

It’s not the author’s fault, after all, that the expired copyright allows others to reprint and sell these novels with covers that are amateur at best and terrifying at worst.

Emily Temple has gathered fifty of these extraordinarily creepy covers of classic novels; head over to Literary Hub if your heart can stand to see some of your beloved books packaged so poorly.

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